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Chicken Feed

Volume 168: debated on Wednesday 28 February 1990

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will outlaw the addition of colouring matter to chicken feed designed to brighten the colour of the egg yolk.

Regulation of these colouring matters is a matter for agreement within the EC. The continued use of one of the principal colourants is currently being examined by expert committees both in the EC and also in this country.

Imports of bananas into the European Community 1984–88
of which
Community Producers
per cent.3129322623
ACP Producers
per cent.1517171818
Dollar Producers
per cent.5253485256
per cent.21343

Source: Eurostat.

Note:—Eurostat data does not include imports from the Canary Islands for 1984 and 1985 and for imports from Madeira throughout the period Estimates of such imports from FAO data have been added to the Eurostat data to give comparable coverage. In the breakdown such imports. are included under Community Producers.